Sierra Leone student develops potential cure for breast cancer in Nigeria.

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A student at the African University of Science and Technology in Abuja, Nigeria, Sandra Musujusu, has developed an alternative treatment for breast cancer. Her scientific theory could lead to a lasting solution in the treatment of breast cancer prevalent among women around the world.

 

The good news came  in Abuja, when World Bank Director of Education Dr. Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi and his team visited the University as part of its 10 Centers of Excellence assessment tour African (ACE).

The World Bank has disbursed about $ 10 billion for the ACE project in Nigeria, as part of efforts to encourage advanced research and beneficiary institutions to focus on specific development issues in Nigeria and even the continent African.

Musujusu’s research, using macromolecular science, aims to develop a biodegradable polymer material that could be used as an alternative for the treatment of breast cancer in the near future.

 

She revealed that her research focuses on triple negative breast cancer, which is the aggressive subtype of breast cancer that is common to African women.

Musujusu, a Sierra Leonean national, conducts research under the sponsorship of the Pan-African Institute of Materials (PAMI).

Musujusu said:
 My research is actually focused on the development of biodegradable polymers for the treatment of breast cancer.
I will focus on triple negative breast cancer, which is actually the aggressive subtype of breast cancer that is common to women of African descent.
I believe there is a bright future for Africa, and as a woman, there is much more we can do if we are allowed. This award, which was given to me by PAMI, allowed me to face my studies with greater confidence and to really contribute to Africa’s progress.

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